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Slow start to Indonesia’s govt-sanctioned OTT drive
A national plan by the Government and telecommunications operators in Indonesia to stave off a ‘foreign invasion’ by actively encouraging local OTT apps has got off to a slow start, with the three having been approved only after three months.
Berrybenka lebih menyasar pasar domestik
Maksimalkan aplikasi untuk meningkatkan jumlah pemakai dan transkasi Minat belanja daring di daerah akan didorong melalui toko offline  dan bazaar  
Social media: Vox populi when terror strikes
In the wake of the IS attacks, Indonesians rallied around social media, Benjamin Cher writes from Singapore.
Tech brands dominate SEA: YouGov’s BrandIndex
Tech companies featured prominently in three SEA countries tracked by YouGov’s BrandIndex, especially in Malaysia where WhatsApp was ranked No 1, with Facebook and Google coming in second and third respectively.
5 smartphone tips to balance work and life
Making choices on how we use our time is one thing, sticking to them is another Smartphones help us be productive but can also be a source of distraction
OTT voice revenue to grow 5x in 5yrs, operators in trouble: Juniper Research
A new study from Juniper Research has found that OTT voice providers are expected to see an increase in their service revenues by 2020, reaching over US$10 billion and representing a fivefold increase over the next five years.
Celcom lures night owls with new Xpax Magic SIM plans
Xpax Magic SIM weekly and monthly plans let customers access high-speed internet connectivity between 1am-7am for free, with affordable calling rates in tow.
SEA mobile games revenue to hit US$7bil by 2019: Frost & Sullivan
The mobile games industry in South-East recorded impressive growth and reached over US$1 billion in revenue in 2014, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Telco Deep Dive: From telco to comco
Telcos’ key assets are no longer their physical networks but their brand and customer relationships, which makes them uniquely positioned to offer Communications, Commerce and Community solutions as ‘comcos,’ writes Gerard K.M. Lim.
Singtel’s VoIP-chat app Wavee faces steep challenges: Pundits
Singtel launched a communication app not unlike WhatsApp, but how will it fare against the other messaging services out there? Edwin Yapp & Keith Liu analyse the service.
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